Neck & Back
Neck (cervical) and back (lumbar) pain are among the most common reasons for doctor visits and are a major cause of disability, lost work days and high health care costs. Thankfully, the orthopedic or neurologic spine specialists on the medical staff at Texas Health Rockwall can address these problems through a number of treatment options, including minimally invasive techniques.
Some of the more common conditions treated include:
- Cervical spondylosis
- Cervical spondylolisthesis
- Cervical herniated disc
- Cervical stenosis
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical myelopathy
- Lumbar spondylosis
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Lumbar stenosis
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Spinal fractures
- Compression fractures
Some of the more common procedures performed include:
Minimally Invasive Micro Discectomy
A minimally invasive surgical technique used to remove a herniated disk in the cervical or lumbar spine. A ruptured disk can press on nerves and cause symptoms such as extremity pain, numbness, weakness, electrical sensations, and bowel and bladder incontinence. The procedure usually takes about one hour, and the patient is often able to return home on the same day.
Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Fusion
Utilizing minimally invasive techniques, a surgeon removes a portion of the affected disk space from the spine and replaces it with an implant and bone graft. This procedure is for patients suffering from back and/or leg pain, especially those who have had previous abdominal surgery.
This minimally invasive procedure is performed to reduce pain in the cervical or lumbar spine; accomplished through interrupting the communication of pain between the nerve and brain.
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
This procedure is performed on the spine through an incision in the abdomen. A portion of the affected disk space is removed and replaced with an implant and bone graft. This shortens operative time and eliminates pain associated with harvesting healthy bone for the graft.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
A procedure performed on the upper spine to relieve pain and other symptoms in the neck, arms and legs caused by pressure on the spinal cord or other nerves. In this operation, the surgeon reaches the cervical spine through a small incision in the front of the neck. The damaged disk is removed and a bone graft or PEEK spacer is used to stabilize the spine. A plate and screws are applied for additional stability and to decrease the chance that the bone graft might be dislodged.
Posterior Lumbar Fusion
Sometimes called posterolateral spinal fusion or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, this procedure treats a disk space that has degenerated to the point that movement causes back and/or leg pain. If fusion is successful, motion between the vertebrae stops and pain is relieved.
360° Lumbar Spinal Fusion
A lower-back surgery that replaces a damaged disk with an implant that is held in place with screws to provide more strength and stability after bone grafts heal.
This procedure is performed to treat common spinal fractures.
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